The definition of Dad Bod by US student Mackenzie Pearson "a nice balance between a beer gut and working out." "The dad bod says, 'I go to the gym occasionally, but I also drink heavily on the weekends and enjoy eating eight slices of pizza at a time.' It's not an overweight guy, but it isn't one with washboard abs either." This is supposed to be less threatening and comfortable to cuddle with?
What the heck? I'm all for feeling comfortable in your own skin and all but this nation is not exactly known for its healthy lifestyles. This fad (I hope it's a fad) is just enabling people to keep guzzling that beer and finding excuses not to stay healthier. I could write a huge article on the costs to society in economic terms for an unhealthy populace but that's for another time. I preferred it when there was peer pressure to live a more healthy lifestyle. At least the worst that could happen was someone hogging the tread mill for an hour.
So I think my level of vanity has shielded me from accepting this crazy fad. I love to eat and party but not to excesses and if I happen to binge at a Vegas all you can buffet, you bet I'm hitting the gym hard the next day if not the same day. I enjoy the feeling that my body will be healthy enough to keep up with all 3 of my crazy active children. I am definitely not saying everyone has to have chiseled abs, far from it as my 1 pack abs will attest, but what I am saying is staying healthy and taking care of your body has so many benefits.
What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear them.